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150-year Place Lanterns Glowing Again

Release date:2019-02-20Browse times: Size:[ big middle small ]

Two 150-year palace lanterns dating back to the Qing Dynasty was able to work and glow again on Feb 18 in Ninghai Oriental Art Museun thanks to the concerted efforts of Huang Ciliang, who is the inheritor of golden painted lacquer, a national intangible heritage and some art lovers in Ninghai.

The two hexagonal palace lanterns were made at the end of the Qing Dynasty of camphorwood and measure 65 cm tall. Each side of the palace lanterns is 21 cm wide and 40 meter tall, with a dragon head carved on top of all 6 sides. Back in the past, they functioned as decorative lighting for local wealthy families on important occasions.